Vehicle airbags are meant to provide drivers with peace of mind. They are tucked inside the dashboard of a car or truck, ready to protect us from harm in a major accident. However, there are times when the device that is meant for protection becomes the source of an injury, and sometimes that injury is as serious as a traumatic brain injury or TBI. Damage from an airbag often occurs in the form of TBI, which is a serious head injury that may even lead to death. A traumatic brain injury can be the result of an open head wound or a closed head injury, which is when a person experiences a concussion.
The head is a critical part of the body that should be protected in a car accident. But the impact from an explosive airbag can damage the head in a crash by causing skull fractures and concussions. A great deal of damage can lead to brain swelling or unconsciousness.
If you or someone you love has suffered head trauma from an airbag, contact an experienced brain injury attorney in Tampa, FL. The Law Offices of James G. Souza III, P.A., Attorney At Law, is a personal injury law firm that has successfully fought for and won settlements for clients with traumatic brain injuries.